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Odin and Fenrir by Dreoilin Odin and Fenrir by Dreoilin
Another ca.org weekly challenge image- from the awesome new Illustration of the Week this time! The theme for this one was Ragnarok, and I chose to do Odin vs. Fenrir.
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theGrayStray Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm ever so surprised to see that your peices are marked down as digital art. They have the look, texture and feel of authentic traditionnal works to me, especially this one. Masterfully done
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Kuro-Ookami-Seishin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
Stunning, Amazing work, Outstanding motif
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citizengiants Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
meme? img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…
btw incredible piece of art *-*
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SaxonSpooner Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Wow
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lakerose Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Would you make this a print in your store? 
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SamiiBarrett Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
I absolutely love this.  Beautiful.
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JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Artist
How much would you charge for an image like this? How long would it take to complete?
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alkliver92 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
copy the album cover of the: toxic holocaust an overdose of death
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alkliver92 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
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Niur-Tarow Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite Norse myth by far.  Beautiful work!
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KevinNichols Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Great wolf!
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MistiqueStudio Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Should be a little string/ribbon around Fenrir's his neck, not a big chain. (Nevertheless adding something of that variety was a great touch!) AWESOME and very Rackham-like!
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Kodelaine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the big metal chain is the one Fenrir originally broke from, cause on Ragnarok the thread now binding him shall break. I think 
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MistiqueStudio Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fair enough; I figured the chain could be a remnant of one of the other two fetters. But on the other hand I do believe this is supposed to be an illustration from Ragnarok. It is *the battle* between Othin and Fenrir, after all. :)
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JuliaPolay Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's gorgeous! The horse has eight legs, is that part of the folklore?
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MistiqueStudio Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. Sleipnir was the offspring of Loki and Svathilfari, a giant's stallion (Loki had turned himself into a mare at the time...). The resulting offspring had eight legs.
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youngwolfj Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Can you make a Thor vs Jormungandr one just like this? I want to get them both put on my body, I love this and want the other to have the same artist and look. I would be very grateful!
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VulcanJedi87 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Most impressive! I must say that your rendition of Fenrir is the most terrifying I've yet seen. Bravo!
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CardboardIndia Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Love this!
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Nerdy-Viking Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Allfather rode at full gallop atop Sleipnir, knowing well that this would be his final battle. The mighty wolf whose eyes were fiery snarled, barring his fangs dripping with blood and poison. All around the armies of Asgard and Loke to pause to watch as the Wisest of the Aesir rode to his fate.
Gungir flew and struck the beast in his face, but the foul wolfish grin grew before Fenrir's foul maw gaped wide, charging at his hated foe. Munin and Hugin cried out in horror, diving into the wolf's eyes and tried feebly to deter the mightest beast of Loke's host. But Fenrir charged on undetered, and came upon Allfather.
Amidst the din of Ragnarok, a silence broke out followed by the final cries of Sleipnir and Odin's final breath...
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youngwolfj Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Good job
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Nerdy-Viking Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks lol
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youngwolfj Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
np
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Merytsetesh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Fenrir's expression is perfect.
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Dreoilin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank you!
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Gueule-de-Loup Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect work!!
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Dreoilin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thanks!
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Nordicdog Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Nice, I like it allot. Fenrir is the way I imagined him, Sleipnir is none very well to.
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Dreoilin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thanks! Sleipnir was a lot of fun to do :)
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Oznerol-1516 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A trully wonderful scene! The action, the manners and the characters are impresivly well done. Odin is perfect and I loved how you managed to paint the eight legs of Sleipnir. Fenrir is brilliant, menacing and trully powerful, as a son of Loki would be. This picture, this artwork, is pure epicness, and you skills are IMPRESIVE.
Thanks for drawing things like this!
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Rettna Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
The size of Fenrir vs. Odin really creates impact! Extremely intimidating!! Very well done :)
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
That is one terrifying Fenrir you have drawn there. If I saw that gaping mouth in front of me, I think the sight - not to mention the wolf-breath - would likely have me weeing in fear. :fear:
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Why does the horse look to be two? I've seen this multiple leg thing with the Babylons and such, but never with the Norse...
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
It's because this is Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse. :nod:
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ohhh ok lol
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Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Really awesome !!
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CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional
wonderful!
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Katie-Joy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Wow, great job! Looks amazing :)
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caransgianfios Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
This is an absolutely.stunning.piece.of.work.
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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serwaart Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Cool, this is awesome !
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LadyofMisrule Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Epic!
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Kurysu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh God, it looks really awesome!!!
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InsectatorTrux Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the action in this pic.
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TurtlesFantasyArts Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow such stunning detail and color scheme =) I love the intensty between the three characters :clap:
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Here's the other one I absolutely adored on CA. I really like the way you colour. I can see what Elwell said about cropping too tight here though - the hoof especially looks slightly shopped. Still great work on lines and flow!
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Dreoilin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I'm glad you like it! To be honest, I've had some people suggest recently that I change my style and do more rendered stuff- but I like doing what I do! It encourages me to have someone else say they like the way I color :D

I'm totally trying to fix my composition and cropping issues though, Elwell hit the nail on the head there :p
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Let me guess - those people were on ConceptArt, yes? Don't get me wrong by any means - CA is hands down the best artists site on the web, and what you can learn there for free is nothing short of amazing. But there are loads of members there (not all, but many) who are almost missionary in their views on art. It's like in Plato's allegory of the cave - the people at CA have seen the light, and if you wander into their midst, they'll drag you out into the light to show you too, whether you want it or not :D For many of them, the only style worth pursuing is painterly, heavily rendered, realistic and gritty. Anything whimsical, lineart-dominated and illustratory rather than concept-arty will be rejected forthwith.

If you're looking for work in the biz, I'm sure it's a good idea to listen to them and try out other styles as well, but your art so stood out to me on that site precisely because it's *not* painterly, heavily rendered, realistic and gritty. And it's good that there are still people out there who do that, too. :)
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Dreoilin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Haha yes some were on CA :p You're exactly right about them, I love the site- but a lot of people there definitely favor all the slick digital and highly rendered stuff, which can sometimes make anyone else feel like a second class citizen! There are some people that appreciate something different though (like you!) so that is encouraging, and wonderful to find other artists who share my tastes. One person who often wants me to do a different kind of style though is my husband! It's harder when it's him, because I value his opinion (and want to do pictures that he will like). Those are the times it's even more valuable to have support from other artists to chase away that self-doubt! :D
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think we have to meet some day. And we need to bring along our husbands. Both playing Skyrim, loving Star Wars, and wanting their traditional-art, flowy-loving wives to do different stuff. This is starting to sound eerie! :D
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